Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Mixed bathing flock

In Winter birds in this area form mixed feeding flocks, on the basis that many eyes spot much food.  Although we are now at mid-April the weather is nothing like Winter:
 So we are still seeing the Mixed Bathing Flocks which usually occur in Summer.  (I could have included rainfall in the weather table, if I could remember what rainfall is.

Today we had such a flock visit us.  I'm always happy to see Red-browed Finches ...
 .. and Silvereyes,  I think this one is the local race - although its flanks are a tad brown they're not thenear-chestnut of the Tasmanian race.
Also in the flock, but not photographed were Grey Fantails, Striated Thornbill, Superb Fairywren and White-browed Scrubwren.

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